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Dr Scott Hodges, DO

Fellowship-trained Spine Surgeon

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon



Dr. Hodges has completed over 35,000 spine surgeries throughout his career, with a special interest in spine motion preservation techniques. Dr. Hodges entered private practice in 1994 with the Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he works alongside a team of medical professionals specializing in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

Dr. Hodges is a pioneer in joint replacement and also has an interest in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for the spine. He was an early adopter of navigationally assisted MI and has served as a faculty member and chairman of numerous educational programs for over two decades.

Dr. Hodges’ current research focuses on spinal mobility before and after surgical intervention. He is an active innovator with over 50 patents for spine/orthopedic devices, and he currently serves as chairman of the research committee for the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.

Dr. Hodges is a native of North Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from Southern Adventist University and graduated cum laude from the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, Missouri. He also served in the United States Air Force achieving the rank of Major.

Dr. Hodges is a member of the following societies:

American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Independent Medical Examiners

American Osteopathic Association

American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics

American Spinal Injury Association

American Medical Association

Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons

North American Spine Society

Orthopaedic Research Society

Tennessee Orthopaedic Society

American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians

Chattanooga Hamilton County Medical Society

Tennessee Osteopathic Medical Association

Scoliosis Research Society

Cervical Spine Research Society

International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine

Spine Arthroplasty Society

American College of Spine Surgery

Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association

Clinical Orthopaedic Society

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Society Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

AO Spine North America

Medical & Dental Council Cayman Islands 

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